Dynamic interplay of cell shape and tumour evolution
Dr F Spill, Prof I Tomlinson
31 January 2019
Tumour cells are long known to appear in vastly diverse shapes, both across patients and within a single tumour. This is in stark contrast to the regularity of cell shapes of healthy epithelial tissues from which most tumours originate.
Human evolution and the Ecomorphology of Tree Climbing
Dr S K Thorpe, Dr W Sellers
8 February 2019
Bipedalism and the extraordinary manipulative abilities of the human hand, that are central to tool use and technology, are widely considered to be two of the major hallmarks of humanity.
Extracting novel algorithms from Nature
Dr G Bassel, Dr I Johnston
22 January 2019
The development of algorithms underpins the information processing age and data science. Creating novel algorithms capable for processing information under different conditions and scenarios provides opportunities to extend computation to new domains and under different conditions.
Statistical genetics and genomics of complex traits
Dr L Leach, Prof Z Luo
Applications accepted all year round
A highly motivated student is sought to train as a statistical geneticist working on the dissection of complex trait phenotypes in human, plant and animal populations into their underlying genetic components.